May 1 / Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson

LPEC Certification Training

Co-located with IMPACT 2023

About LPEC Certification Training

LPEC Certification Training is a comprehensive ethics & compliance training course designed to dig deeply into the principles and practices of High-Quality Ethics & Compliance Programs (HQP).

LPEC Training gives you the in-depth knowledge and tools you need for a thriving E&C program. The training program also qualifies you to take the 80-question Leadership Professional in Ethics & Compliance (LPEC) exam and earn your LPEC certification. 

LPEC certification shows that you have the requisite, working knowledge to build and sustain thriving E&C programs to the highest possible standard. LPEC-certified practitioners are positioned as experts in the field.


Monday, May 1, 2023

8:30 am – 9:00 amCheck-in / registration
9:00 am – 9:15 amWelcome remarks and introductions
9:15 am – 10:00 amOverview of High-Quality Ethics and Compliance Programs and a brief history of our practice
10:00 am – 10:50 amPrinciple 1:  E&C is Central to Business Strategy
10:50 am – 11:00 amBreak
11:00 am – 12:00 pmPrinciple 2:  E&C Risks are Identified, Owned, Managed and Mitigated
12:00 pm – 12:45 pmLunch and networking (box lunch provided)
12:45 pm – 1:45 pmPrinciple 3:  Leaders at All Levels Across the Organization Build and Sustain a Culture of Integrity
1:45 pm – 2:00 pmBreak
2:00 pm – 3:00 pmPrinciple 4:  The Organization Encourages, Protects and Values the Reporting of Concerns and Suspected Wrongdoing
3:00 pm – 3:15 pmBreak
3:15 pm – 4:15 pmPrinciple 5:  The Organization Acts and Holds Itself Accountable When Wrongdoing Occurs
4:15 pm – 4:30 pmLogistics of the Certification Examination, and Wrap-up
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
12:00pm – 2:00pmThe LPEC Certification exam will be administered virtually the following Tuesday after the IMPACT conference. Contact us at if you need to arrange an alternate exam time.

About the Instructors

Earnie Broughton
Former Ethics Program Director, USAA

Earnie previously served as Director of the M.B.A. and Executive Education programs in the Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University from 2011 to 2016. Prior to joining St. Mary’s, Earnie served as Executive Director, Ethics Program Coordinator, for United Services Automobile Association (USAA) from 2000 to 2011 and reported directly to USAA’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Earnie co-founded the Greater San Antonio Ethics and Compliance Roundtable and currently serves as President. He also chaired the San Antonio Ethics in Business Awards from 2010 though 2012.

Blair C. Marks
Retired VP of Ethics and Business Conduct, Lockheed Martin

Blair is a retired vice president of ethics and business conduct at Lockheed Martin, where she led a team of ethics professionals responsible for ensuring the application of Lockheed Martin’s values in all aspects of operations. Earlier in her 40+ year career, she managed aircraft development, modernization, and production programs as well as a small manufacturing facility.

Blair has actively participated in multiple industry groups in the ethics and compliance space, including the Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics and Conduct. She has also served on several non-profit boards, supporting multiple ethics as well as diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. She is a past president of Women of Reform Judaism.

Blair holds engineering degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan as well as an MBA from Georgia State University. She holds certifications as a Leading Professional in Ethics and Compliance (LPEC) and a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP).

Blair received the 2003 Women in Aerospace Outstanding Leadership Award and the 2021 Carol Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics from the Ethics and Compliance Initiative. She is the principal of ValuesMatter, LLC.

Carsten Tams
Consultant, Harvard University & Emagence, Author

Carsten served as Senior Vice President of Ethics & Compliance at Bertelsmann for nearly a decade. There, he built the company’s global ethics program that spanned 50 countries and more than 100,000 employees. Tams has most recently worked as a consultant for Harvard University and Emagence as well as an author and contributing writer for Forbes magazine.

As a Fellow at The Aspen Institute, Tams worked to develop an innovative methodology for strengthening self-governance in organizations.

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